Here’s me screwing around with this track: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7JhmqqJxkK/?igshid=1dixn4zcgzuzu I was thinking of just one little piece from "Son of Mr. Green Genes" for this. Play D Dorian or a D minor blues scale over it. Really try to bring out the Dm6 arpeggio. Play hard and fast, and like no one in listening!
① Keep it simple, and repeat good ideas and sounds you like.
② Try to play what's in your head, not what you're looking at (like those chord grids up there) or what your fingers have "memorized".
③ Be expressive! Try to add hammer-ons, string rakes, palm mutes, pull-offs, bends, slides, vibrato, or whammy bar to as many notes as you can! Listen to the pros, I guarantee that's what they're doing, unless they're shredding at a million notes a second.
④ Most importantly: Learn some useful vocabulary! You must either copy some phrases from someone else, or come up with your own phrases to play. Music is a language with MANY dialects - you MUST learn the basics of the language to sound good, AND a the idiosyncrasies of the dialect to sound hip! That, or you're some kind of genius who automatically knows what do do (doubtful) so don't be lazy! Learn some basic blues licks, they will take you far! I learned some Dave Gilmour and Jimi Hendrix licks 20 years ago and I still play 'em all the time!
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